Amid all the speculation surrounding his future and a proposed return to England, Borussia Dortmund’s teenage winger Jadon Sancho has revealed he wants to win the Bundesliga next season.
Premier League return? Not quite for Dortmund hotshot Sancho, after an excellent first full campaign in Germany’s top-flight.
Having joined BVB from Manchester City two summers ago, he flickered between the UEFA Youth League and first-team picture in his first season with his new teammates. However, his encouraging displays when introduced in the Bundesliga convinced coaching staff to give him an extended opportunity centre-stage.
City’s local rivals Manchester United have been monitoring his progress heavily over the past year, while Bayern Munich and City themselves are among the top clubs interested in him.
Europe’s best teenager, he netted goals and created assists across all competitions this season – while earning his England debut against Croatia last October.
Jadon already thinking ahead to 19/20 season
Despite previously holding a promising lead in the league, Dortmund ultimately failed to pip Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich to top spot after a dramatic final day victory for both sides. Nonetheless, Jadon has already reaffirmed his desire to remain at the Signal Iduna Park in 2019/20 campaign.
“I’m really happy with how I played this season,” Sancho told reporters after their 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday.
“I never knew it was going to be like this. From the start I wasn’t really playing often, but then I started playing often later in the season – it was all about hard work. The team helped me, the coach has faith in me and I’m thankful. Next season we’ll be targeting the win, not to come second.”
Sancho has been named as part of England’s UEFA Nations League squad, with next month’s finals only a few weeks away. After a staggered week’s break, he’ll join up with the Three Lions next week for training, ahead of their semi-final clash against the Netherlands on June 6.
Quotes’ source: Omnisport